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Between the folds : a film about finding inspiration in unexpected places

Origami may seem an unlikely medium for understanding and explaining the world. But around the globe, several fine artists and theoretical scientists are abandoning more conventional career paths to forge lives as modern-day paper folders. Through origami, these offbeat and provocative minds are reshaping ideas of creativity and revealing the relationship between art and science. This film chronicles 10 of their stories: three of the world's foremost origami artists, less conventional artists, abstract artists, advanced mathematicians and a remarkable scientist who received a MacArthur Genius Award for his computational origami research. While debates ebb and flow on issues of folding technique, symbolism and purpose, this film shows how closely art and science are intertwined. The medium of paper folding--a simple blank, uncut square--emerges as a metaphor for the creative potential of transformation in all of us
DVD Video, English, 2009
Green Fuse Films, [Brooklyn, NY], 2009
1 videodisc (approximately 55 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
9781608831265, 1608831264
Michael LaFosse, Richard Alexander, Eric Joisel, Dr. Robert J. Lang, Akira Yoshizawa, Paul Jackson, Chris Palmer, Vincent Floderer, Miri Golan, Dr. Thomas Hull, Dr. Erik Demaine & Marty Demaine, Brian Chan, Satoshi Kamiya, Dr. Bernie Peyton; artwork by Giang Dinh, Jean-Claude Correla, Miyuki Kawamura, Tomoko Fuse, Joel Cooper, Erick Gjerde.
Executive producer, Sally Rosenthal ; original score, Gil Talmi ; editor, Kristi Barlow ; cinematography, Melissa Donovan, Philippe Bellaiche ; still photographs, Lynton Gardiner ; translations, Sophia Bastian, Elisabeth von Debschitz, Ula von Debschitz, Ariel Friedman, Judy Friedman, Joy Gila, Al Jerrari, Kana Kimoto, Toshiko Kabayashi, Dorian Saintier, June Sakamoto. access information on public performance rights Companion website Cornerstones of Science website